Sanskrit teachign post in British secondary school

Valerie ROEBUCK vjroebuck at BTINTERNET.COM
Sat Oct 15 08:27:54 UTC 2011

The SES is a cult/NRM, I think with Gurjieffian links. I've no idea why it has that name, but they are quite keen on Sanskrit.
Valerie J Roebuck

From: George Thompson <gthomgt at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Friday, 14 October 2011, 18:21
Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Sanskrit teachign post in British secondary school

Hello Dominik,

It puzzles me that a School of Economic Science would have been
influenced by such sources.  Is there evidence that these sources had
any interest in economic science?  I'm not very well informed about
them. I'm just curious.

Thanks for passing this on.


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at> wrote:
> It may bear noting, for those not familiar with the London Sanskrit scene,
> that the St James school was founded by members of, and with organisational
> backing from the School of Economic Science (not the London School of
> Economics).  The SES has roots in the thinking of Henry George and G. I.
> Ouspensky, but was influenced from the 1960s by  Śāntānanda Sarasvatī,
> Śaṅkarācārya of Jyotirmath.  Hence the Sanskrit.  See the historical sketch
> on the SES's website and the SES's own statement in answer to some of its
> critics.  In 2005, the St James school was the subject of a formal enquiry
> relating to its disciplinary practices.
> Best,
> Dominik
> On 11 October 2011 23:11, Whitney Cox <wc3 at> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am forwarding this on behalf of the school's head of Sanskrit; please
>> follow the link for more information,
>> best,
>> Whitney Cox
>> St James Senior Boys’ School in Ashford, to the west of London, UK, are
>> advertising a position for a Sanskrit teacher.  Applications can be made
>> directly through the TES
>> website:
>> --
>> Dr. Whitney Cox
>> Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit
>> Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia,
>> School of Oriental and African Studies
>> Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
>> London WC1H 0XG

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